Frederick Rocks

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Frederick Rocks
Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°32′46.5″S 60°55′59.7″W / 62.546250°S 60.933250°W / -62.546250; -60.933250
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Frederick Rocks is a group of rocks lying in Barclay Bay on the north side of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers operating on nearby Byers Peninsula.

The feature is named after the American brig Frederick under Captain Benjamin Pendleton that visited the South Shetlands in 1820-21 and 1821-22.


The rocks are located at 62°32′46.5″S 60°55′59.7″W / 62.546250°S 60.933250°W / -62.546250; -60.933250 which is 12.24 km (7.61 mi)southwest of Cape Shirreff, 4.69 km (2.91 mi) west-southwest of Scesa Point, 5.28 km (3.28 mi) west-northwest of Rowe Point and 13.3 km (8.26 mi) east-northeast of Essex Point (British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, and Bulgarian in 2009).

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